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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:25 PM

Navajo Flatbread Recipe: For these trying times

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Navajo Flatbread:
Makes 6

2 cups flour
1 - 1 1/4cup of lukewarm water
1 table spoon baking soda
1 tsp kosher salt
1 table spoon oil/butter/shortening

Mix dry ingredients together and add most water, mix and add water until it has the consistency of tacky pizza dough.
Knead for a few minutes.
Let rest in greased bowl for 30- 60 minutes.
Divide into 6 pieces and roll out on floured surface thin. (Tortilla thickness)
Hear griddle to 350F.
Cook until golden brown spots and flip, cooking until done.
They can be made ahead and kept under a flour towel or frozen for later use.

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Reply Navajo Flatbread Recipe: For these trying times (Original post)
MagickMuffin Mar 18 OP
WhiskeyWulf Mar 18 #1
MLAA Mar 18 #2
katusha Mar 18 #3
Hekate Mar 18 #4
denbot Mar 18 #7
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 18 #10
scarletwoman Mar 18 #11
catchnrelease Mar 19 #31
scarletwoman Mar 19 #33
Drahthaardogs Mar 19 #36
FailureToCommunicate Mar 18 #14
SergeStorms Mar 19 #21
FailureToCommunicate Mar 19 #35
SergeStorms Mar 19 #39
catchnrelease Mar 19 #32
Hugin Mar 18 #5
denbot Mar 18 #6
FailureToCommunicate Mar 18 #15
canetoad Mar 18 #8
Drahthaardogs Mar 18 #9
Blue Owl Mar 18 #12
Goodheart Mar 18 #17
AllyCat Mar 18 #13
GulfCoast66 Mar 18 #16
KPN Mar 19 #24
GulfCoast66 Mar 19 #26
KPN Mar 19 #27
Drahthaardogs Mar 19 #37
GulfCoast66 Mar 19 #38
Cracklin Charlie Mar 19 #18
mikelgb Mar 19 #19
Nac Mac Feegle Mar 19 #20
KPN Mar 19 #25
KPN Mar 19 #22
MarianJack Mar 19 #23
SunSeeker Mar 19 #28
NotHardly Mar 19 #29
yonder Mar 19 #30
cwydro Mar 19 #34

Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:25 PM

1. I've been wanting to try this for ages -- thanks for reminding me! nt

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:27 PM

2. Drizzle honey on it!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:27 PM

3. yes!!!

this is a good one thx for posting.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:31 PM

4. Is this the same as fry bread? (I read Tony Hillerman). nt

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:35 PM

7. Exactly.

Loved the Hillerman books.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:45 PM

10. Yes, in fact, I'd never heard it called "flat" bread.

Makes great tacos, at Pow wows, too.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:51 PM

11. Doesn't sound like the fry bread I'm familiar with, since it's cooked on a griddle, not deep-fried.

I'm very familiar with actual fry bread, having lived just outside a reservation and socialized with with the tribal members (Ojibwe) for many years. I've watched it made - and eaten plenty - and it's cooked in melted fat/oil, not on a griddle.

But I assume there are regional differences for what is called "fry bread".

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:22 AM

31. I don't think it's traditional SoWest fry bread either

I've also watched it made dozens of times and have made it myself from a recipe I was given at a pow wow. As you say, deep fried in fat/oil and hand stretched vs rolled out. I used to make it every once in awhile but had to stop because, well--oink!! I could eat a whole batch (10-12) myself in a day. My favorite way is sprinkled with powdered sugar. How could it be bad for you, fried dough covered in sugar!!

The OP calls it Navajo flatbread, so I think it must be more of a tortilla type bread. Sounds good though for sure!

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Response to catchnrelease (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 03:06 AM

33. I like the idea of the OP's flatbread - sounds much less fattening than actual fry bread!

And thanks for pointing out the other difference of rolled out versus hand stretched.

I'm getting hungry...

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:39 AM

36. Its not fry bread. He is cooking it like a tortilla

Not frying it like a sopapilla.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:53 PM

14. Yes, but you need to fry it in lard. Only lard will make it taste like the one you get at

the Tuba City Truck Stop. Or your sister-in-laws.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:19 AM

21. Oh sure, go right ahead and show that to.....

a type 2 diabetic! I'm drowning in my own saliva right now. Curse you, FailureToCommunicate!

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 07:59 AM

35. Please accept my humble apology.

Here ya go:

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #35)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:12 PM

39. Well, that stopped the saliva anyway.

I've seen enough salads lately, but that fry bread!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 02:23 AM

32. Bring me the powdered sugar!!!! n/t

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:33 PM

5. K'n'R

Yum.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:34 PM

6. Yeah, I'm not fat enough..

BTW, if you’re ever in Navajo territory East of Flagstaff stop in to the Twin Arrow Casino’s grill for a Navajo burger on fry bread featuring reservation grown Angus (meatless option available) and Hatch green chilies. Awesome!

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Response to denbot (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:55 PM

15. Yes!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:37 PM

8. Thanks

Going to give this a go.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:41 PM

9. With Green Chile

Welcome to New Mexico

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:51 PM

12. Oh yeah, now you're talking...

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:58 PM

17. I'll never forget my one car trip through New Mexico

and eating that fried bread with green chiles.


YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:53 PM

13. Yum! So many possibilities of what to put on it!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:56 PM

16. WTF? Oil/butter/shortening? Lard! Real Lard. Not the grocery store crap.

Find it at a Mexican market near you.

Actually all work. But lard is no worse for you than any of the above and taste so much better.

As a southerner I know unless made with lard, biscuit is not biscuit.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:25 AM

24. My Dad used to tell me about eating lard

sandwiches when he was a kid; the son of a Polish immigrants. He never said they were delicious or suggested making them.

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Response to KPN (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:39 AM

26. Well, using lard in cooking is different than smeared on bread. That's survival food.

When was the last time you craved a shortening sandwich? But when in Germany I had lots of bread smeared with spiced and herbed lard. As good as butter. Ok not quite as good. But was good none the less.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:42 AM

27. I understand. For sure.

B

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:41 AM

37. Italian lardo is magnificent

Backfat salt and herb cured. Sliced very thin.

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:13 PM

38. Love it. Still remember the first time I ate in in Como, Italy

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:08 AM

18. I wonder if I could use this as a pizza crust.

Seems adaptable

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:09 AM

19. We managed to find some tiny bags of flour at 7/11 of all places

I will try it, thanks!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:14 AM

20. To make it right

You need to use Blue Bird flour.

Or you can use 50/50 mix of blue cornmeal with the flour to go Hopi style.

If you're ever around the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff, go to Cameron, out the East entrance, and stop at the Historic Trading Post for a Navajo Taco. Be hungry.

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #20)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:27 AM

25. Yes, Blue Bird! That's exactly what some Navajo told me

on a wildfire some years ago.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:22 AM

22. Good stuff! Love Navajo!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:24 AM

23. Looks good.

Bookmarked to try later...maybe tomorrow. Thank you for sharing.

RESIST!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:46 AM

28. Ah yes, poverty gourmet cuisine. AKA fry bread.

Really super bad for you, but delicious and sure beats starving to death.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 12:56 AM

29. Thank you ever so much for this... it seems like it was last week I was thinking about this bread

Super!

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 01:35 AM

30. Thanks for this.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 03:08 AM

34. Yum.

Thanks for this!

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